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In order to meet the public demands on the Zoo facilities, including requirements related to newly constructed facilities, a moderate increase in staffing levels and financial support over the planning period will be required.

[[underlined]]Science Resource Growth[[/underlined]]
Overall, Science resources may approach $87,000,000 in FY 1988 from FY 1982 levels of about $66,000,000. Scientific research grants and contracts are expected to increase from about $13,000,000 in FY 1982 to about $18,000,000 in FY 1988. Restricted and unrestricted support of Science activities is expected to grow somewhat to about $10,000,000 from current levels of $9,000,000. The balance of funding will be sought through the appropriations process, principally for operations and programs of the Natural History Museum (for operating resources associated with collection management and research activities), the Tropical Research Institute (expenses related to the Barro Colorado Nature Monument and strengthening the research programs), the Astrophysical Observatory (including requirements for strengthening of operations at Mt. Hopkins), the Chesapeake Bay Center (for watershed and other research), and the Zoo (for operations and staffing associated with new facilities at Rock Creek and the Front Royal, Virginia, Conservation Center).
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